According to reports, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg requested for Justice Juan Marchan to schedule Former President Trump’s trial for January 2024, right in the midst of the primary season.
Prosecutors had requested the January 2024 trial date, according to Fox News correspondent Jake Gibson, who was inside the courtroom. The first election in the GOP primary, the Iowa caucuses, will be held on Feb. 5, 2024.
That means that the prosecutors are wanting a trial that will surely have an impact on the Republican primary campaign, both by diverting the present leader and tarnishing him in comparison to other contenders.
In the event that Trump is found guilty, the proposed date would also deny Republican supporters the chance to select another candidate. It would compel them to have to vote while the trial’s result was still uncertain.
Trump was compelled to run for reelection in 2020 during his trial for impeachment, which was initiated by Democrats but was eventually ineffective. The trial also caused several Democratic contenders, with the noteworthy exclusion of Joe Biden, who didn’t hold public office, to be at the Senate trial rather than campaign in Iowa and NH.
Trump’s lawyers want “as lengthy a period as they can get,” Gibson said. However, if the case proceeds, Trump is likely to favor a sooner trial date so that the matter is out of the way before the presidential election.
According to Fox News, Judge Marchan decided that Trump must appear in court on Dec. 4 — during the height of the primary election season, which is anticipated to commence late in the summer of 2023.